Phantom Regiment is proud of all those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, but we are especially proud of our Regiment alumni!
The origin of modern drum corps can be traced to veterans organizations such as the VFW and the American Legion, as well as organizations such as the Catholic Youth Organization. Soldiers returning from World War I celebrated Veterans Day and the Fourth of July by marching parades to the drum and the bugle, just as they had done during the war.
The first two corps in the Rockford area, the VFW Post 342 and the American Legion Post 62, were comprised of veterans who were male and members of those particular posts. There have been many drum corps in the Rockford area since that time. By far the most prominent has been the Phantom Regiment, which was originally formed in 1956 by a group of VFW 342 members.
Listed below are just a few of the Regiment alum that have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
We honor, salute, and celebrate you! Thank you for everything you’ve done for Phantom Regiment and our country!